Mecca Bingo vs Gala Bingo

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Mecca Bingo and Gala Bingo are two of the biggest and best known bingo brands, operating both bingo halls and online bingo sites. Both running on the Playtech platform, they offer a wide range of bingo and slots games, as well as boasting some generous promotions – but when it comes down to it, who really runs the best site? We’re going to compare some of the different aspects of each site in hope of deciding which of the two is our favourite!

Let’s start with…

1. Welcome Bonus

  • Gala Bingo: Deposit and spend £10 on bingo tickets with 30 days to receive a £30 bonus. Bonus valid for 7 days after crediting.
  • Mecca Bingo: Join and spend £10 on any of the bingo games at Mecca Bingo and you’ll receive a bingo bonus of £40, and if you’ve never played in a Mecca Bingo hall before, you’ll receive £10 to use in any Mecca bingo club! If you’ve played at a Mecca club before, you can claim this offer when you sign up at Mecca Bingo online. Simply sign up using your club membership number to receive a bingo bonus of £5 to spend on any game – no deposit required.

WINNER: We think Mecca Bingo’s generous opening offer takes the crown here, with a bigger welcome bonus and an extra freebie in the form of bingo hall funds! 

18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&Cs.

2. Bingo Games

  • Gala Bingo: Gala features 90, 80, 75 and 50 ball bingo games and variants such as The Chase Bingo, Coronation Street Bingo and Emmerdale Bingo.
  • Mecca Bingo: Mecca features 90, 80 and 75 ball bingo games, with variants like X Factor Bingo, Britain’s Got Talent Bingo, and Emoji Bingo.

WINNER: It’s a close one, as both sites have a great selection with big jackpots on offer, but we’re going to say Gala Bingo wins this round with a slightly wider selection of bingo game lengths.

18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&Cs.

3. Slots Games

  • Gala Bingo: Gala includes a range of slots such as Jackpot Giant, Age of the Gods, Heart of the Frontier, Rubik’s Riches, Dragon Kingdom, Ghosts of Christmas, Wings of Gold, Captain’s Treasure, Deuces Wild, Gold Rally, Keno, Diamond Valley, Sweet Party, Silver Bullet, Red Dog, Rock ‘n’ Roller and Ocean Princess, as well as casino games like Roulette, Pontoon and Blackjack.
  • Mecca Bingo: Mecca’s selection includes Cleopatra, Starburst, Rainbow Riches, Da Vinci Diamonds, Fluffy Favourites, Deal or No Deal – What’s In Your Box?, and Ted. If you fancy casino games, there’s blackjack and roulette available.

WINNER: With both sites being Playtech sites, the selection of slots is very similar – so we’re calling this one a draw!

18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&Cs.

4. Bingo for Newbies

  • Gala Bingo: For new players, Gala Bingo offers free bingo where they can play for £25 in bingo bonuses in the Newbie Room for the first 7 days after registration, and 30p bingo for the first 14 days after registration in the Newbie+ Room. There’s also a Newbie Party Hour, where Newbies can play exclusive chat games in the Newbie+ Room to get entries into a prize draw, with the chance to win bingo bonuses, Happy Points, free tickets and gifts.
  • Mecca Bingo: For new players, Mecca Bingo offers free bingo where they can play for £20 in bingo bonuses for the first 7 days after registration.

WINNER: Gala Bingo wins this round, with bigger prizes available and extra exclusive offers of access to another bingo room and a party hour!

18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&Cs.

5. Mobile Bingo

  • Gala Bingo: Gala Bingo offers both iPhone and Android apps, which are identical to the browser version. The site is also optimised for mobile play.
  • Mecca Bingo: Mecca Bingo offers both iPhone and Android apps, and also offers mobile-only promotions. It’s also the only bingo app on the App Store where you can play Da Vinci’s Diamonds and Cleopatra.

WINNER: Mecca Bingo sweeps this category with its exclusive access to the Da Vinci’s Diamonds and Cleopatra slots.

18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&Cs.

6. Withdrawal Requirements

  • Gala Bingo: A minimum withdrawal of £5, 4x wagering on bingo, and a withdrawal processing time of 3-5 days.
  • Mecca Bingo: A minimum withdrawal of £10, 4x wagering on bingo, and a withdrawal processing time of 3-7 days.

WINNER: With a smaller minimum withdrawal – meaning you can take out your winnings faster – and a shorter processing time, Gala Bingo wins this category!

18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&Cs.

Overall

  • Gala Bingo: 3
  • Mecca Bingo: 2
  • Draw: 1

It’s a close one, but Gala Bingo have scooped the trophy, beating Mecca Bingo in 3 categories and drawing in one. We think that both sites are definitely worth a look – and it may turn out that Mecca Bingo is actually more in line with your own interests in bingo than Gala, so it’s really down to personal taste! However, with Gala’s extra exclusives for new players and their smaller, faster withdrawal process, they narrowly beat Mecca Bingo in our eyes!

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Sarah is a writer who spends her time scouring the internet for the best new bingo sites and offers so you don’t have to. She is powered by caffeine, Twitter, and pictures of cats.

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